There are no dates on the negative or negative sleeve. A billboard advertising the film "Tarzan and His Mate" places the events in the photograph in 1934. This was likely taken during the Fort Moore hill excavation in April.
Construction company vice-president F.J. Anderson and mayor Frank Shaw seated, signing papers at table with books, papers, gavel, and pens, with Roger Jessup, Frances Beatty, Hugh Thatcher, Harry Baine, and John Quinn standing behind them. They are in the new quarters (as of 1932) of the County Supervisors on the 5th floor of the Hall of Records, located at 220 N. Broadway. The walls of the room are decorated with laurel panel molding above marble panels.
Dedication of Boquet Reservoir with William P. Whitsett, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District; H. A. Van Norman, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Bureau of Water Works; and Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw standing in front of the gates of the concrete inlet-outlet tower
Postmaster-General James A. Farley sits on the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse mascot, which is marked "HAM." Mayor Shaw stands to his left and Senator McAdoo to his right. Others stand around for photo. Gigantic bouquet stands in the foreground.